Stanford receives two new endowed chairs in education

October 15, 2014

The newly created positions are intended to improve educational technology and provide greater equity in educational opportunities.

The Stanford Graduate School of Education has established two new endowed faculty chairs — one for the study of educational technology, the other for the study of poverty and inequality in education — and appointed, respectively, professors Dan Schwartz and Sean Reardon, as the inaugural recipients of these chairs.

“The GSE is working at the forefront of the most profound challenges of our country – creating greater equity in educational opportunities and harnessing technology for the benefit of learning,” said Dean Deborah Stipek. “These endowed professorships honor distinguished faculty as well as promote research and scholarship that helps us change education and change lives.”